521 N. College St., 704-377-9962
Theme: "James Bond." Frolic. Fire. Friction & Bond girls. Doors open at 9pm. $10 cover.
1423 S. Tryon St., 704-377-6874
Jupiter Coyote w/ Beth Wood & Cast Iron Filter. $20 advance/$25 at the door. Doors open at 8:30pm. Call for more information.
Bar Charlotte (704-342-2557), Dixie's Tavern (704-374-1700), Have a Nice Day Cafe (704-373-2233), The Hut (704-374-0488). 300 Block of N. College St. and E. 7th St. "Red, White & Blue 2002." Admission to get into all four clubs on New Year's Eve. $25 in advance, $30 on the day of.
1901 Roxborough Rd., 704-365-5000
New Year's package includes: five course dinner, a glass of champagne, music, and party favors. Special, early and late sittings available. $69 per person.
911 E. Morehead St. 704-347-4447
New Year's Eve package that includes: One bottle of champagne per couple, party favors, balloon drop at midnight, entertainment, and valet parking. $125 per person. The "Mini package" includes: One glass of champagne at midnight for a toast, light hors d'oeuvres, party favors, live entertainment, and a balloon drop at midnight. Standing room only. Entrance after 10pm. $35 per person. A special menu will also be available.
100 N. Tryon St., 704-344-0515
Ringing in the New Year with a special evening of food and wine. Menu will feature dishes considered the best from their past 10 years in Charlotte. Included will be a special selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Everything will be served a la carte and wine suggestions will be offered with each dish.
201 N. Tryon St., 704-348-1400
In addition to the regular dinner menu will be a surf & turf special for $45.95, a stone crab claw appetizer for $7.50 per claw, and a champagne toast for $5 per person (if they choose). Will have complimentary hats, noisemakers, etc. Reservations are required and taken from 5pm-11pm.
Chaos and Jordan's Bar and Grill
433 E. Trade St., 704-372-3700
Enjoy two party atmospheres with the new Chaos high energy dance club. Award winning DJs Jody and Jus Chris will spin a mix of favorite club hits and at Jordan's downstairs, DJ Christian will spin the best of the retro 80s. Also enjoy billiards, a full service dinner menu or just munchies throughout the night. $10 cover. Free party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets available at the door. 8pm-3am. Ages 18 & up for ladies, 21 & up for guys.
Charlotte Repertory Theatre
Booth Theater, Performing Arts Center, 704-372-1000
Second annual New Year's Eve fundraising gala will feature Murder at the Booth II: Murder Gras. Written by Will Culp and directed by Roger Durrett, it is an original and interactive murder mystery involving prominent members of the community and selected guests. Three ticket choices available. $85 per person: includes valet parking, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages and the Mardi Gras Murder Mystery performance. $115 per person: includes all of the above plus a private post-show party at Bistro 100 complete with jazz entertainment, fruit/cheese/dessert buffet, midnight champagne toast, a deluxe coffee bar and party favors. $295 per couple including all of the above plus an overnight stay for two at the Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel, plus parking and 2pm late check-out on New Year's Day For tickets, call 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra
Belk Theater, Performing Arts Center, 704-846-2788
Join Maestro Albert E. Moehring, Music Director/Conductor as he conducts the 75 piece Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra in a special New Year's concert. Les Marple performs the music of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. The Charlotte City Ballet will be dancing to the music of Johann Strauss and the Eddie Mabry dancers will also be performing. Saturday, January 5 at 8pm in Belk Theater at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$35 and may be purchased by calling from 9am to 5pm.
1017 Morhehead St., 704-332-4838
"Children's New Year's Eve with Thomas Moore." Professional and amateur musicians and dancers of all ages will perform in this hour-long variety show. 11am and 1pm. Tickets $6 for children under 12, $8 general admission. They can be purchased at Black Forest Books and Toys at 115 Cherokee Rd.
1601 E. 7th St., 704-344-0844
Two seatings: $65 per person: Five course meal and bottle of wine included. Seating between 6 and 6:30 pm (no later than 6:30), entertainment starts at 7pm.
$125 per person: Five course meal. Also includes drinks (all), champagne, and party favors. Entertainment starts at 10pm. Bar closes at 1am.
6401 Morrison Blvd, 704-365-8226
Special New Year's menu will include: Choice of appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Hipshack will play from 7pm-12:30am. Seatings available for 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 10pm. $50 per person. Call for reservations.